Fatal Langham shooting: Family of deceased suspect apologizes
None of his family had been in contact with Mr. Heimbecker on Friday, but he had spoken with his grandmother the day before.
The family of the suspect who died in a fatal shooting in Langham on Friday apologizes for the crimes of Justin Heimbecker, 46, saying they could not have predicted such an outcome.< /p>
His actions do not match the man we have known and loved, reads a missive written by the suspect's aunt, Donna Heimbecker, on behalf of the family.
SaskAlert was issuing an emergency alert in central Saskatchewan on Friday morning, saying a dangerous and potentially armed person was in the area. Residents were advised to barricade themselves in their residences.
Four hours after the alert, RCMP found the body of the 46-year-old suspect in a burnt-out house earlier the same day.
Identity of shooting victim n was not disclosed.
RCMP spokeswoman says major crimes unit had began an investigation on Friday.
We will never know what went through his head that day, writes Donna Heimbecker.
We send our deepest condolences to family, friends and loved ones of the victim who lost his life so tragically, she continues.
No member of his family had been in contact with Mr. Heimbecker on Friday, but he had spoken with his grandmother the day before, and she claims that he did not didn't seem distressed, not perceiving any worrying indicators during the call.
Donna Heimbecker claimed that her nephew experienced trauma when his mother died while he was two years old, due to an accident that caused the boy to be raised by his grandmother, and that he seemed to suffer from stress and anxiety in the last weeks.
Had we known Justin had mental health issues, we would have tried to help him, says Ms. Heimbecker.
With the information by Dayne Patterson